Preparedness Resources

Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. Being prepared to take care of ourselves allows us to then reach out and help others. In times of crisis, we have the opportunity and responsibility to respond.

72 Hour Lutheran

What is a 72 hour Lutheran? It is a person who happens to be Lutheran and has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours. Being prepared to take care of your own family allows you to then reach out and help others.

Why this amount of time? If the Gulf Coast is hit by a hurricane it takes, on average, a majority of most governmental, state, and private entities 72 hours to respond. The goal in our synod is to have a majority of our people prepared at the basic level by creating 72 hour Lutherans which, in turn, lead to the natural creation of 72 hour congregations… able to take care of their own needs and available to respond to the needs of others. Let’s be ready for mission this season with enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours. Being prepared to take care of your own family allows you to then reach out and help others.

Many lessons have been learned since the hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast. Being prepared is crucial.

Resources

Date
Info

05/30/19
A Model for a Rapid Response Team for Your Congregation

05/30/19
Building a Disaster Supply Kit

05/30/19
Disaster Preparedness Tips

05/30/19
Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional, and National Tragedy

05/30/19
Guide for Developing Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship

05/30/19
Hurricane Preparedness: Being Ready – National Hurricane Center

05/30/19
Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guides

05/30/19
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)

05/30/19
Preparing for Disaster: A Guide for Lutheran Congregations

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

~ Jeremiah 29:11

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